From No Tropical Activity to Plenty of Tropical Activity

As of Friday (August 14, 2009), there were a few tropical waves rolling across the far eastern Atlantic, but nothing was a named store at that time.


As of Today, it is quite the different story. Tropical Storm Claudette is coming ashore the western Panhandle of Florida with 40mph winds and some heavy rain. Tropical Despression Ana may make it across Cuba and eventually make it to the southwestern tip of Florida by late Wednesday night. It is not expected to get much stronger than a Tropical Depression and therefore would be a heavy rainfall producer.  Farther east in the Atlantic, is newly formed Hurricane Bill- the first hurricane of the year in the Atlantic Season. (National Hurricane Center : www.nhc.noaa.gov/ )

With an El Nino year taking over for the Pacific Ocean, it should help suppress the Hurricane season in the Atlantic because of an increase in vertical wind shear over the Caribbean and even the tropics. Vertical wind shear disrupts a hurricane's ability to rapidly intensify over warmer water that commonly happens when there is a lack of strong vertical (up and down) wind shear. We will see over the next few months what ends up happening.... stay tuned.

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